Systems Analysis

SESAMME

The SESAMME app allows discussion and analysis of coast management problems

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

SESAMME is an application (app) for iPads. SESAMME stands for Socio-Ecological App for Mental Model Elicitation

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

SESAMME consists of an iPad app and a set of scripts which outline the process to follow in focus group discussions.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

SESAMME captures information, including past and future trends, and the current state of system components (such as resources, activities, pressures and decisions) from local communities and helps them to visualise how these components interact.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SESAMME is used within focus group discussions according to a script that outlines the discussion procedure.

WHEN IS IT USED?

SESAMME is used to assist group discussions about coastal zone management problems (such as fish catch decline) and to visually represent how resources, activities and pressures interact to create the problems identified.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

SESAMME is available as an iPad app, via the iTunes store for iOS (from April 2018).

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government departments and NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Educational institutions teaching courses in systems thinking

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

No specific user skills are required.

WHERE DO YOU ACCESS THE TOOL?

SESAMME can be accessed via the Apple app store for iOS. The script can be downloaded from the CCRES website www.ccres.net

NOTE: SESAMME will only appear in a search on the Apple app store when the search is done on a tablet. It will not appear if the search is performed on a computer or smartphone.

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

SESAMME is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net)

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

No. The app will contain a ‘help’ function for users.


STATUS: IN PROGRESS/PENDING UPLOADS


 

For more information, contact Dr Russell Richards, The University of Queensland 


Using the SESAMME app: Scripts for guiding focus group discussions pdf / 930.09 KB DOWNLOAD